Maximizing Performance and Reliability with Oracle Database 2023
Oracle continues its expansion of distributed cloud offerings to meet the diverse needs of organizations and the growing global demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services. The latest additions to OCI’s distributed cloud include Oracle Database@Azure and MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS.
These additions provide organizations with increased flexibility to deploy cloud services anywhere, addressing data privacy, data sovereignty, and low latency requirements while also granting access to more than 100 services designed for various workloads. Oracle also reported an uptick in global partner adoption of Oracle Alloy, underscoring the success of its distributed cloud strategy.
“OSI’s distributed cloud aims to empower customers with maximum choice in the deployment of cloud services, without compromising on performance, scalability, or availability,” stated Karan Batta, Senior Vice President
Oracle Database@Azure offers customers direct access to Oracle database services hosted on OCI within Microsoft Azure data centers. This seamless integration ensures customers enjoy the same performance, scalability, and availability benefits offered by Oracle Database on OCI. This combination simplifies cloud procurement and management by streamlining interactions between Oracle Database and Azure services.
AWS customers can query vast amounts of data in Amazon S3 object storage, supporting various file formats like CSV, Parquet, and Avro. Importantly, query processing occurs entirely within the HeatWave engine, allowing customers to leverage HeatWave for both non-MySQL and MySQL-compatible workloads. Application continuity on AWS remains unaffected, with no undue AWS data egress fees. Additionally, customers can utilize AutoML on HeatWave Lakehouse to automate machine learning model training, inference, and explanations on S3-stored files, enabling various machine learning analyses from the interactive MySQL HeatWave console. MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS is currently available in limited availability.
Furthermore, Oracle Alloy, an award-winning cloud infrastructure platform, is now available.
Alloy equips NRI with the capability to expand its cloud business by offering customers access to more than 100 OCI services. With the full suite of OCI services within its data center, NRI can assist customers in migrating their systems to the cloud while benefiting from compliance, governance, and security features. Alloy also enables NRI’s customers to integrate their systems with NRI.
Shigekazu Ohmoto, Senior Corporate Managing Director at Nomura Research Institute, commented, “We were one of the first organizations to adopt OCI Dedicated Region. Running all three of our critical financial applications in an OCI Dedicated Region has enabled us to accelerate business growth, and we are now ready to take the next step in our journey with Oracle to help our customers gain the benefits of the cloud via OCI. With Oracle Alloy, we will be able to provide new, customized cloud services and help our customers move their systems to the cloud and modernize them using the latest OCI services and technology, such as AI. In addition, we will be able to help them.
About OCI’s Distributed Cloud: OCI’s distributed cloud offers customers the advantages of cloud computing while providing greater control over data residency, locality, and authority, even across multiple clouds.
OCI’s distributed cloud encompasses:
Multicloud: OCI’s multi-cloud capabilities, including Oracle Database@Azure and MySQL HeatWave on AWS, enable customers to select the most suitable cloud provider for their applications and databases.
Hybrid cloud: OCI extends cloud services on-premises through offerings like Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer and Compute Cloud@Customer, with infrastructure management spanning over 60 countries.
Public cloud: OCI operates 45 cloud regions across 23 countries, including an EU Sovereign Cloud, to meet EU data residency and data sovereignty requirements.
Dedicated cloud: OCI provides dedicated regions for customers to run all Oracle cloud services within their data centers. Oracle Alloy empowers partners to tailor cloud services and experiences for their customers. Oracle also maintains separate US, UK, and Australian Government Clouds and Isolated Cloud Regions for US national security purposes.